Dr. Jared Zeff

Dr. Jared ZeffJared L. Zeff is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and licensed acupuncturist. He graduated from the University of California in 1974, and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1979. After completing a residency in natural childbirth, he established a private practice in McMinnville, Oregon, focusing on obstetrics and family medicine. He developed a dual career in academics and private practice, serving as a faculty member at NCNM and chair of the Department of Naturopathic Medicine. In 1985 he attended The Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, in Los Angeles. He taught there for three years, and chaired their Department of Western Medicine. He returned to Portland in 1988 to accept the position of Academic Dean at National College, when he was also awarded a Professorship of Naturopathic Medicine. He served the College as Academic Dean from 1988 – 1993, after which he returned to private practice while maintaining a small teaching assignment at National College and Bastyr University.

He has been active in naturopathic professional politics, on the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians executive committee, including a year as President of the OANP. He has served twice on the Board of Trustees of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and as a board member of the Northwest Naturopathic Physicians Association. He has been an advisor to the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medical Examiners in botanical medicine and naturopathic education.

He was named “Naturopathic Physician of the Year” in 1989 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for his work in creating a modern definition of naturopathic medicine that set forth the principles of naturopathic medical philosophy. He is the primary creator of the Therapeutic Order concept, and along with Pamela Snider, ND, and Stephen Myers, ND, B. Med, has authored a number of papers defining this concept. He received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northwest Naturopathic Physicians Association for his contributions to naturopathic education. He speaks widely at professional conferences, and has been twice inducted into the NCNM Hall of Fame.

Currently Dr. Zeff operates the Salmon Creek Naturopathic Clinic in Vancouver, Washington, where his focus is on family practice and chronic disease:

http://www.salmonriverclinic.org . He teaches internationally and writes about naturopathic clinical theory and practice.

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